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Using Data Recovery Software to Restore my iPhone Contacts

Using Data Recovery Software to Restore my iPhone Contacts

Tuesday night I had the opportunity to go visit my nieces over at my brother’s house.  Nicole and Sasha are five and three, and they are always fun to play with.

But they can be trouble.

While I was visiting my brother and his wife in the dining room, the kids dug through my purse and found my iPhone.  Thinking it would be fun, they started to play with it and managed to delete just about everything from my phone.

Which I didn’t figure out until I got back home and tried to call my boyfriend.

I was not happy.

So, I decided to go online to see if there was some way to restore my contacts and other information on my phone.  I am reasonably tech savvy (and on a student budget), so I figured that doing it myself was the best route to take.

I was able to find iFoneMate, an iPhone contact recovery software package that made it easy to restore the lost information.  All I did was hook my phone up to the computer, initiated a scan with the software, and it was able to recover everything that I lost.

Thank goodness.

If you have lost any information on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, you can recover it just as easily as I did with iFoneMate.  To learn more, visit their site at

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July 30, 20150 comments
Getting a Birthday Present for my Little Brother

Getting a Birthday Present for my Little Brother

There have been times in my life where my little brother was there when I needed him, and I can’t imagine my life without him.  It is hard to believe that he will be celebrating his sixteenth birthday here on the weekend.  When we stand side-by-side and look in the mirror, I still see the two of us as kids ready to take on the world.

But we are older now.

I had been thinking about his birthday for the last month or so and I wanted to get him something that he would love.  He is at the age now where he is buying his own clothes, so I thought that I would get him something to add to his wardrobe.

It had to be good, so I took my time shopping.

And I found the perfect gift.

He is a big fan of graphic t-shirts, so I tried to find him the best graphic tees for his gift.  I wanted to make sure that it reflected his style, so I picked out a couple of shirts for him.

They just arrived today in the mail.

I was really impressed with the quality of shirts considering how inexpensive they were.  I think that I might have to buy myself some as well (after his birthday is over as I don’t want to ruin the surprise).

If you are looking for some good quality graphic T-shirts, you’ll find some great deals (and styles) over at

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Beverly Hills Dark Spot Corrector Available in Canada

Beverly Hills Dark Spot Corrector Available in Canada

When it comes to skin care, I am a bit of a fanatic.  Each and every day, I want to look as good as possible as you don’t know who you might meet.  But this means I follow a diet that takes my complexion into account and a regimen of skin care products to keep my skin looking young and fresh.

For a few months now, I have noticed a few dark spots on my skin.  At first they didn’t bother me, but when my best friend Melissa noticed them, I knew that I had a problem.

I needed to do something about it.

After doing a bit of research, I discovered that the best treatment on the market was the Beverly Hills Dark Spot corrector.

But was it available in Canada?

Great question.

I did a little research and reached out to the company that created this skin care product.  What I discovered that it was indeed possible to get Beverly Hills Dark Spot Corrector in Canada, and there are thousands of us up here in the Great White North that use this skin care product.

I decided to order some for myself and I can’t wait to report back with my results.

It will be nice to get rid of these dark spots on my face.

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Upgrading our Store Security Systems

Upgrading our Store Security Systems

For years we have been using a do-it-yourself CCTV system that we bought a long time ago.  While it does work, we really couldn’t make out any kind of details on the captured videos.  This wasn’t a problem until our business was vandalized, and at that point we decided that we needed something a little better.

So, we looked in the community to see if we could find a company that specialized in CCTV systems that could install a commercial-grade system for us.

As it turned out, we were able to find a company that installed CCTV systems in South Central Pennsylvania.  We reached out to Caltech Surveillance ( , and asked the list of questions that we had made to make sure that we would get the right system for our needs.  The clerk on the phone was helpful and knowledgeable, and was able to answer all of our questions with ease.

They came out to our store to see what kind of system would suit our premises.  After accepting their quote, they booked an appointment with us and will be in here tomorrow to install our new CCTV system.

Having a good security system in place for your business is important as it deters would-be thieves as well as gives you the evidence that you need to prosecute them.

Every business should have a CCTV system in place.

To learn more about how CCTV systems and how you can get one installed, visit

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July 29, 20150 comments
Getting Cashback on Every Purchase at NabnBuy

Getting Cashback on Every Purchase at NabnBuy

I do most of my shopping online.  From clothes to book, to food, it is just easier for me to fire up my laptop, tablet or phone and make a purchase without ever leaving the house.  While I love the convenience of shopping online, as a student I am always looking for ways to be smarter about my purchases and get the best deals possible.  While this used to be a lot of work for me, it is easy now that I have discovered

Nabnbuy is one of the newest and fastest growing shopping sites online that offers different than the competition: they give cashback on every one of your purchases on the site.  With products available from more than 300 stores, you can be sure to find just about everything that you would ever want to buy in one place.

Shopping on Nabnbuy is easy.  All you have to do is register for a free account and then you can start shopping and finding deals on the site.  You don’t have to put in promo codes or do any other kind of work – you earn cashback on all of your purchases on the site.

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Staging a Home for Sale

Staging a Home for Sale

About a month ago a buddy and I bought a house to flip.  We have been working hard on it in our free time, and after renovating the home, I think that we are ready to sell it.  But no one wants to buy an empty house, so we have been looking for someone to help us stage the home.

Speaking with my wife, she suggested that we find some space planners to help us out.  Space planners are designers and decorators that can turn your house into the perfect home.

Which is exactly what we were trying to sell.

While it was tempting to hire the first person that we spoke with, we knew that it was smarter to get quotes for space planning services and then decide from there.  We still wanted to make a profit on this house, so it was important that we knew exactly what we were getting into before we committed to the purchase.

After reaching out to a few companies in the area, we decided to go with the space planner that had the best overall quote.  She wasn’t the cheapest, but the services that she was going to provide matched exactly what we were looking for.

She is coming out to the house tomorrow afternoon, and I am hoping that she will be able to create a setting that will convince the guests at our open house on the weekend to buy.  Hopefully we can sell our house this weekend.

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Relief from Foot Pain

Relief from Foot Pain

For years, I worked at home at a desk and didn’t spend a lot of time on my feet.  In those days, foot pain was never on my mind as I didn’t even have those words in my vocabulary.  But that all changed when I went back to work when all of our kids were in school.

I took a job at one of the local retailers here in town, and things were good.  I was out in the public, and having the opportunity to speak to adults instead of kids all day.

I thought life was perfect.

But one thing that started out small and then grew to the point where it was nearly unbearable was the pain in my feet.  I had never had to deal with foot pain in my life up to that point, and in many respects it was very debilitating.  In an attempt to solve the problem, I replaced my shoes with more expensive ones, and while it helped, it wasn’t enough.

On the advice of my doctor, I bought some T45 Medicovi orthopedic inserts from  These shoe inserts provide cushioning that helped to relieve my foot pain and I can make it through an entire shift at work without any aching in my feet.

They feel like heaven and were worth every penny.

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July 28, 20150 comments
Giving the Gift of ACME Pens

Giving the Gift of ACME Pens

When it comes to finding gifts for my in-laws, I have it easier than most.  I know that most of my friends struggle with finding the right gift to give to their mother-in-law or father-in-law for birthdays and Christmas.

I am happy that I don’t have that problem, at least when it comes to my father-in-law.

You see, for years, my father-in-law has been avidly collecting ACME pens, so every year I try to get him a new one to add to his collection for his birthday. Last year, I bought him an ACME 1962 Limited Edition Roller Ball By The Beatles from ACME’s 1962 Le Roller Ball collection and he loved it.

So it should be no surprise that this year I will be getting him a pen as well.  But it will be the last year I can get him one of the Beatles pens, as the only one he is missing is the 1969 Limited Edition Roller Ball By The Beatles.  I know it will look great in his display case, and it will be a gift that he will show off to anyone who happens to be a guest in his home.

Since we will be done with this set, I will have to find something else to give him next year for his birthday – at least I will have a year to figure that out.

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Staying Young with Proper Skincare

Staying Young with Proper Skincare

While I do realize that every day I get a little bit older, I still do what I can to maintain my youthful look.  That means that I don’t spend a lot of time out in the sun, work a stressful job or behave like I did when I was in my twenties.  I am not afraid to admit that I take care of myself as best as I can, and I certainly reap the rewards of doing so.

I look younger than all of my friends, so I must be doing something right.

One of the ways that I take care of my skin is by going for my European facial in Manhattan NY once per month.  It is something that I was introduced to just a couple of years ago when my wife dared me to go on a date with her to the spa.  At the time, the staff at Dyanna Spa suggested that a European facial was the best choice for someone that has never had a facial, so that is exactly what I did.

I really enjoyed the entire experience.

Taking care of my skin has really made a difference in terms of my aging process, and most people guess that I am a lot younger than my true age.  It always makes me smile when someone guesses wrong – it is flattering to know that I don’t look like a guy who is just about forty.

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July 27, 20150 comments
Celebrating Rakhi this Year

Celebrating Rakhi this Year

When I made my New Year’s Resolution this year, I decided that I was going to celebrate some of the traditions observed by my friends.  It seemed like it would be a great opportunity to learn about other cultures and grow as a person.

Send Rakhi Online from When I approached my best friend, Jivjot and asked him what tradition of his we could celebrate, he told me that celebrating Rakhi (also known as Raksha Bandhan) would be the most appropriate.

He explained that Rakhi is the celebration of the love and duty between brothers and their sisters – even ones that are not related.

Part of the tradition involves women shopping for Rakhi which is a ceremonial thread that is tied around their brother’s wrist.  Since there are no stores in our community that carry them, I decided to send Rakhi online instead.  It made a lot more sense to get it online anyway as I was able to pick and choose a suitable one for Jivjot.

Ordering it online from will make it possible for Jivjot to receive his Rakhi on the morning of Raksha Bandhan as I know that I will be traveling out of town on that day.  I made sure to order a card to be included with his gift wishing him well, as that is customary if you are not going to see each other that day.

I am excited that this will be a new tradition that we will be able to share for years to come.

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